Afghanistan has been the center of attention of twitter users in Pakistan this week. First the Afghan team was being trolled for their defeat against Pakistan, now they are being criticized for their poor performance against India.
Babar Azam has again attained the top spot in ICC T20 Rankings for batters, meanwhile, Pakistani government has silently raised petrol price by over 8 rupees, leaving the citizens in shock.
Let’s discuss all these topics and other hashtags which trended top in Pakistan this week.
The savior of Pakistan cricket team against New Zealand, Asif Ali, helped his team secure yet another victory in the ongoing T20 World Cup, and this time it was against Afghanistan. In the 19th over of the game, Asif smashed four sixes to help Pakistan overhaul a tricky 148-run target against Afghanistan.
Soon after his amazing performance, the netizens turned to Twitter and showered praise over the batter and apologized for criticizing him before.
#INDvsAFG #WellPaidIndia #fixed
After India’s win against Afghanistan the cricket fans in Pakistan came up with hilarious theories, with many suspecting foul play. Videos of the toss, misfielding by Afghan players and poor batting from the team started circulating over the internet, with social media users claiming that the match is fixed, and Afghanistan is deliberately trying to lose the match.
Users claimed that Afghanistan is trying to keep India alive in the tournament. The hashtags #fixed, #WellPaidIndia and others trended top on Twitter on Thursday, with several celebrities and public figures jumping on the bandwagon as well.
Pakistan cricket team skipper Babar Azam reclaimed the No. 1 title in the ICC’s T20I Rankings for batters after his stellar performance during Pakistan’s match with Namibia in the ongoing T20 World Cup.
The skipper’s two successive half-centuries in the third and fourth match against Afghanistan and Namibia, respectively, helped him dethrone England’s Dawid Malan and grab the No. 1 position in the batting category.
Fans showered praised over the batter, while many termed him the “King” of batting.
The government on Thursday night increased the petrol prices by PKR8.03 per litre, and now the price of petrol has reached PKR145.82, breaking all history records. The social media are criticizing the government for this massive price hike and demanding resignation from the Prime Minister Imran Khan.
“Dr Nauman Niaz”
TV anchor and the former Pakistan Television host, Dr Nauman Niaz has apologized for his misconduct with the former pacer Shoaib Akhtar in a live TV show on PTV. The spat between the two had resulted in Akhtar resigning from the channel.
In an interview the former host said that the reaction from the public to his outburst was justified, adding that “I had no right. To err is human and for that, I apologise. Not only once, but a million times. Shoaib has been a rock star. Whatever happened on camera was unbecoming.”
From : pk.mashable.com